Back to top

Arts and Culture

By Sarah Lord On on Wednesday Mar 22 2023

When Jazmine Lowther, 30, found out she was the 2023 Sports Ambassador for Nelson, she felt honoured.

“It felt especially fitting because, in 2022, I was breaking into the international trail and ultra running scene. And becoming more involved in the community, from coaching people to raising money. I appreciated that my actions and pursuits were being noticed.”


By Charles Jeanes On on Wednesday Mar 22 2023

Part Two


Summary introduction from part one:

I began with an opinion and a lament: my dream of a better human world as I recall my optimism in 1970 was proven false in the succeeding decades.

Are humans getting better, worse, or not changing much, as you read the...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Mar 21 2023

Veteran musician and actor Pat Henman brings her story to the stage this spring in several Kootenay communities, and audiences will come away with a new understanding of trauma, courage, and survival.

Beyond the Legal Limit, performed by Henman with special guests, pianist Robyn Lamb and Vocalist Rachel DeShon, comes to Taghum Hall on Thursday, April 6 at 7:30pm.

Life changed for...

By Contributor On on Friday Mar 17 2023

Selkirk Pro-Musica is proud to present its final concert of the 2022-23 season with Percussiano3 – “A Sound Feast of Percussion and Piano”.

The group will perform at the Capitol Theatre, 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30. Tickets are available through the Capitol Theatre box office.

The two hands of percussionist Rod Thomas Squance and the four hands of Elizabeth and Marcel...

By Bob Hall On on Monday Mar 13 2023

With the end of the semester approaching, the Selkirk College spotlight turns to students in the Contemporary Music & Technology Program who are getting set for the annual Year End Showcase Concert Series.

Featuring students on the cusp of graduation, the concert series is six nights of genre-spanning music that brings together budding talents on the intimate Shambhala Music &...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Mar 07 2023

September 2022 marked the start of the 561 Nelson Osprey Squadron’s 70th training year.

For decades, the squadron has provided affordable activities for teenagers aged 12 to 18 years living in Nelson, Salmo, South Slocan, Balfour, Nakusp and areas in between.

“We’ve been in the Nelson community for 70 years now," said Major Kevin DeBiasio, Commanding...

By Contributor On on Sunday Mar 05 2023

Ballet Kelowna's taqəš and Other Works program at the Capitol on Mar. 9th features a stunning line-up of signature works from their contemporary ballet repertoire, but before their feet hit the stage, Sláva Doval’s dance studio will present the opening act with the generous support of an Osprey Foundation grant.

Cloe Comstock, Danielle Horton and Indera Havers will begin the show along...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jan 31 2023

It's an event that is sure to light up the landscape in Nelson.

The Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival, set early February at Rotary Lakeside Park, is an event the public surely will not want to miss and a happening Artistic Director, Myra Rasmussen looks forward to the community gathering for this year’s festival.

“It’s an opportunity to come together. It’s an excuse to make art...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jan 31 2023

Myra Rasmussen (40), Artistic Director of the Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival (PDDLF), says the planning for the festival is coming along.

“It’s going really well, and we definitely reached a new level. This will be the eighth festival.”

PDDLF is a free community-based event that brings people together to make and experience festival art in mid-winter. Artists...

By Contributor On on Thursday Jan 19 2023

Selkirk Pro-Musica presents its third concert of the 2022-23 season with JUNO and National Jazz Awards nominee, vocalist Melody Diachun performing The Music of Sting.

The concert will take place at Shambhala Hall, 7:30pm on Friday, January 27 with tickets now available at Otter Books in Nelson.

Diachun will be accompanied by her contemporary jazz group, David Restivo, piano and...